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War Dept Film Bulletin 44: Close Combat Firing

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War Dept Film Bulletin 44: Close Combat Firing


Published 1943


"An instructor at Camp Hood, Texas, lectures to and demonstrates for a class on quick firing. He shows firing positions and techniques for quickly firing a pistol, tommy gun, rifle, and light machine gun. Emphasizes the need for quick reflexes in firing at surprise targets at close range or with poor visibility. The class briefly practices the techniques."
National Archives Identifier: 24454
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Run time 8 minutes 17 seconds
Producer United States. War Department
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
Language English

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Reviewer: Jeff Tabor - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 17, 2013
Subject: This is a great find for the student of combat shooting
This film gives very succinct instruction on point shooting with a wide variety of infantry weapons of the day. The basic principles are indeed still relevant. Point shooting was very much in favor during WWII and some modern instructors still teach it.
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